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2.5 TDi not charging - help!

Grant_H Oct 23, 2013

  1. Grant_H

    Grant_H Member

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    Hi,

    on my way home tonight I noticed the battery light come on, and the volt gauge dropped to below 12 volts.

    Checked all fuses and they're all fine. Also, VCDS doesn't show any faults.

    Any suggestions before I start shelling out big £££s? :(

    Thanks,

    Grant
     
  2. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Knackered alternator.
     
  3. Grant_H

    Grant_H Member

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    I suspected; are they difficult to change on the 2.5? Could it just be the regulator as well?
     
  4. jimpa10

    jimpa10 Member

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    If your alternator is valeo you need a whole replacement of your alternator.As they give problem with their rotors,but i expect you have many miles ,so you must change also regulator,bearings,its better to get a whole unit.If its bosch 99% is regulator problem.Hope i helped.
     
  5. Grant_H

    Grant_H Member

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    Right; I'll check the make then!

    Back to my original query; is there any quick way to access the alternator without dismantling the front end of the car?
     
  6. jimpa10

    jimpa10 Member

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    as far as i remember no....
     

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